A Day in the Life: Augusta Dayton

Shot by Grace Pickering

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Augusta Dayton is a filmmaker and artist living in Los Angeles, CA.

She graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College in 2015 with a degree in Film and Architecture. She received honors from Columbia University’s film department for her thesis on the application of spatial theory to cinema phenomenology. She is currently working on a documentary on Estate Sales, more specifically, what happens to the things we love and the spaces we inhabit after we’re gone.

 
 

9am

I made my boyfriend Zach this mug because he is obsessed with this classical radio DJ named Tim Svedja. That's his smiling face.

 

 

 

10:30am

I like putting a record on when I'm still waiting for coffee to kick in.

 

 

 

2pm

I'm embarrassed by how often I go to this local grocery store. It's the size of my living room and makes me feel like Willy Wonka.

 

 

 

2:30pm

I usually nap after I eat. (I have the body of a 90 year old.)

 

 

 

5:30pm

There's a really nice hill behind my house. I either go in the morning or to enjoy LA's finest pink polluted sunset.

 

 

9:30pm

Zack has a pretty amazing stereo and an even better record collection—we often end the night listening to records in the dark in total silence. It seems extreme and maybe a bit psychotic but you hear things you've never heard in your favorite songs.

 

 

 

11pm

I take a warm wash cloth to my face and call it a night. ★